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Hitachi Ships First 2 TB 7200 RPM Deskstar Hard Drive

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Continuing its tradition of being first-to-market with industry leading hard drives, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced that it is now shipping the world's first, two terabyte (2TB), 7200 RPM hard disk drive (HDD). The new, colossal, 2TB Deskstar 7K2000 blends high performance and high capacity with low power and other eco-friendly features designed to enable Energy-Star rated computers and other high performance desktop systems.

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now when WD or Samsung bring out there 2tb I'll bite :D

never liked hitachi drives :/ always seemed to run hot and be a bit louder :/
 
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Hitachis have always been reliable for me (I have two old 80GBs still running 24/7 flawlessly after about 6 years), and if you dig up google's showing off of their custom built servers, you see mostly hitachi drives also.

Their weakness is speed, and likewise I don't expect this thing to break any records with 5 platters.
 
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Now i can store 93856967747457928984925 HD pictures in 1 drive!!!
 
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Now i can store 93856967747457928984925 HD pictures in 1 drive!!!
By golly I don't know why ANYONE would have that many pictures :shadedshu:laugh:
Hitachi drives are hit and miss with me. I've had bad ones and I've had good.
Any word on price?
 
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i love hitachi drives.
 
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Me too, I cook all the time on my hitachi..
 
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My DeathStar is one of the slowest 500GB HDDs on the planet. :shadedshu
Guess I am supposed to love Hitachi. :respect:
2TB um this looks really hawt. :D
 
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This is so good...
 
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I like Hitachi drives. Their Travelstars have always been good by me. Anything but Seagate :laugh:
 

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By golly I don't know why ANYONE would have that many pictures :shadedshu:laugh:
Hitachi drives are hit and miss with me. I've had bad ones and I've had good.
Any word on price?
Porn?

Nope....i'm a Samsung Fanboy i'll wait for the F3's.
Me too - i've got the money to buy a large drive, and i have a hugeass lan next weekend... but of course, the only drives available in town are seagates with the bad firmwares, and WD greens :(
 
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If Samsung release a 2TB F1 or F3 I'll buy that, they have nice drives and the best prices here. Don't think I'd buy a 1.5TB if they released one though, I just want the most out of 1 drive so 1x1TB > 2x500GB for me.

Roll on 2TB Samsung :p
 

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The WD 2.0 TB Green drive has a rotational speed of 5400rpm to 7200rpm based on load. I have no idea how they calculate that at all to decide on what gets what, but my 1.0TB Green drive on my computer is pretty damn fast! Id probably grab this if it is cheaper than the WD green, we know it is faster.

What I really want is either Corsair's new SSD 256GB or the Patriot Torx 128GB SSD ($400) bucks for that one though :/
 

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gah, you think greenpowers are fast? they're slow as crap compared to samsung and seagate - i've seen transfers as low as 40MB/s (worst for my samsung was 65MB/s)
 
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gah, you think greenpowers are fast? they're slow as crap compared to samsung and seagate - i've seen transfers as low as 40MB/s (worst for my samsung was 65MB/s)
I have a WD Black and its far from slow. However I have to agree the Greens are slow as hell.
 

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blacks are good. greens are not :(
 
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I thought Hitachi was getting out of the HDD business?
 
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gah, you think greenpowers are fast? they're slow as crap compared to samsung and seagate - i've seen transfers as low as 40MB/s (worst for my samsung was 65MB/s)
Think Again after you see my DeathStar with 19.5ms seek time :slap:
While the transfer rate can drop to 30ish MB/s and barely 70MB/s avg. :banghead:
 

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Think Again after you see my DeathStar with 19.5ms seek time :slap:
400GB hitachi deathstar in the loungeroom - sucks arse :p loud, slow, vibrates massively.
 
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400GB hitachi deathstar in the loungeroom - sucks arse :p loud, slow, vibrates massively.
Suck arse even for a bittorrent drive :respect:

After I got my 7200.12s yesterday its Heaven and Hell difference :nutkick:
 
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blacks are good. greens are not :(
lol hardrivist.

i think its 2 more months till WD black 2tb Black. They are already being produced. Until then the WD 1tb for 99 bucks is A+ just get 2 cause the 2tb black wont be cheap even after the price drop on green b4 launch.